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on 7/8/2015 6:39:00 PM
More reviews by CosmoShmooze
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
Applied ontop of a sheer foundation, this will look like full coverage (the good kind.) Doesn't make you look like a dry pancake, yet maintains a "believable" matte finish (though on someone more oily like myself, it gives a sort of dewy look.) Was concerned that this product would be mineral hype garbage, but it has very much impressed me. Doesn't come with an applicator pad for when you're on the go, but it holds well and I personally have not needed any re-application (just lightly blot away excess oil after a few hours.)The Porcelain swatch seems to be for cool skin types because when applied my face and in the sun, it seems to be a pinkish orange hue. Be sure to get matched carefully and not in a rush.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/2/2015 1:16:00 AM
More reviews by JulietEmaranth
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I was very pleasantly surprised by this foundation. I have only once before tried a mineral foundation and the coverage was laughable. I have oily, blemish-prone skin and require full coverage every day. This 4-in-1 compact actually gives great coverage and is super easy to apply.My first tip is ALWAYS use primer. Especially, if you have large pores as this will make them look like gaping holes otherwise. Next, I still apply concealer to my undereyes and t-zone as I prefer that bit of extra coverage, but it wouldn't be necessary for most people, I'm sure. Then apply pur-minerals with a brush- it blends so easy, no streaking or lines, just a smooth even application across the skin. If you have a blemish you need a bit more coverage on, take a small concealer brush and rub it in the compact, then dab onto the spot on the skin.I am very pale (always the lightest shade) and purchased the light on the recommendation of others who said it had more of a pink undertone than porcelain. If you are pale, don't make my mistake- go for the porcelain! The light is definitely too dark and slightly yellow for my skintone.If I have a special occassion, I would still prefer to use liquid foundation and powder over it, but pur minerals is fantastic for a daily foundation to wear to work and isn't doing as much damage to my skin.It has decent lasting power, but with my oily skin I do need to touch up in the afternoon as I get very shiny, but the compact is perfect to keep in the handbag and it touches up very well- doesn't rub off the bottom layers or cake up, just cuts the shine!I would definitely recommend this foundation.
on 6/24/2015 6:27:00 PM
More reviews by Babs81
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
So...Ive been using this for awhile and its pretty great...but something about it makes me not want to reach for it on the daily. I have this in porcelain and the coverage actually amazes me-in my experience powders in the fairest shades usually give little to no coverage or make you look like a ghost. I find I can actually use this all over as a light foundation and then go over trouble areas with a concealer brush for pretty much full freaking coverage. However, although I do find this looks natural when used correctly (and btw the chisel brush buffs this in really well but sucks in terms of shedding and scatching so any other brush will do) its maybe a little too matte and flat for my liking and I generally find myself reaching for other lighter (and quite frankly cheaper) powders for all over the face and using a bit of this stuff as concealer just to use it up and avoid using liquid concealers for that particular day. Maybe if this had a little shimmer or somethin somethin I may want to use it more often-but this is definitely a great no nonsense powder foundation for someone that needs medium or even full coverage. And in my experience it holds up well to sunscreen, sweat, oil, you name it. I even swam with this on and it still hid some imperfections.
on 1/4/2015 10:49:00 PM
More reviews by February_Starr
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This is my everyday foundation that I like because it's really fast and easy to apply. After a couple layers, the coverage is similar to my MAC studio fix powder and lasts all day. The big difference between this and other foundations, both liquid and powder, is that my skin doesn't seem as irritated at the end of the day when I take it off, unlike almost all of the other foundations I've tried. So in that sense, I have noticed an improvement in my skin. The finish is very matte on me and looks flat unless I add a bronzer or blush. It isn't as natural looking as a liquid or cream and it still leaves a powdery finish, but it wears well and offers decent sun protection in my opinion. Ofourse I wear sunscreen underneath, but I feel like this enhances that. Another benefit I find with this product is that I don't need to set it with additional powder which makes my morning routine a lot quicker. I purchased two shades, Light and Golden Medium and I am somewhere in between. I am currently wearing Light because the Golden Medium is a little too pinky orange for my NC25/30 neutral skin tone. I also purchased the recommended chisel brush which I don't care for at all as it's quite scratchy and stiff. I prefer to use a flocked sponge or my Sephora mineral brush #45 instead as it's much softer and around the same price. I usually apply 2 layers with my sponge and it's enough to cover some hyper pigmentation and pores, although it doesn't completely conceal either which is okay because I prefer a natural look for everyday. On a side note, I ordered my products from the pur minerals website which took forever, seriously about a month, because I live in Hawaii and I didn't realize it was being shipped on a boat versus air. Since I didn't know this until after I received my package, I sent two emails asking about the status and never got a reply. So poor customer service on their part and in the future I'll order refills from Ulta.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/30/2014 12:30:00 PM
More reviews by luvhydration
Age: 18 & Under
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This product is paraben-free, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. Wonderful foundation. VERY nice formula- it has cleared up my skin a little bit, and I really would never expect that from any kind of foundation. No breakouts, irritation, oiliness or dryness. The actual coverage is medium with a matte finish. Can be layered for extra coverage. This is my HG foundation powder. I have combination/oily acne-prone skin, and I love the beautiful, natural look and feel this has.
on 12/25/2014 10:59:00 PM
More reviews by Loved10
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Yep looks nice and covers well...but has parabens in it. Not so pure if you Ask me. It's too bad really.
on 12/19/2014 10:14:00 PM
More reviews by Jenyfyr
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. This is absolutely my HG. I bought a trial package at Shopper's Drug Mart in the summer (came with 4-in-1 foundation, bronzer, mascara, primer, chisel makeup brush - amazing deal for about $50!) and have been in love ever since. I can't even believe the natural looking coverage I get from this foundation. My husband and I were on a cruise a few months ago and met some new friends. We ran into one couple one morning while on our way to get breakfast after a night of far too many drinks. I had applied 1 coat of Impact+ mascara and a very minimal dusting of the 4-in-1. The female new friend literally said "I love how you rock the natural look. You have amazing skin...why do you look so good after all those drinks we had last night?" (lol) I told her I had on Pur Minerals and she was blown away. She actually went online and ordered a trial kit at our next port where she could get wifi, lol. Does not feel like you have anything on your face at all, even with the primer (seriously the most silky stuff ever!), powder, and bronzer or blush. Easily buildable coverage without looking powdery/heavy. Doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin at all. Fan for life. So glad I tried this stuff!
on 11/29/2014 12:57:00 PM
More reviews by rapsong
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is the best foundation I've found so far. I would love to be one of those people who doesn't really need to wear foundation, but alas my skin is a mess. I'm also pretty lazy, so I'm not willing to paint my face on carefully every morning. Pur Minerals is great for me. It has good coverage, it's easy to apply and the color is pretty right on. I wear fair. I tried porcelain first, and it was very pale. I do think that if you have problem skin (like me) and you're trying to cover that monster up as much as possible, this foundation is going to cake up on you a bit and look quite make-up-ey, but I believe that would happen with any foundation. If you have good skin and can just use a little bit, I think it would be perf and would just even out your complexion while still looking natural. It doesn't make me break out and it doesn't feel like anything on my skin. Also, I find that one compact lasts me a while--probably a couple of months. Overall it's a keeper. Also Pur Minerals has sales every so often that make the price [somewhat] reasonable. Bonus points for the cute, vintage futuristic looking compact. Bravo.
on 10/7/2014 3:53:00 AM
More reviews by janes05
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This powder is by far, the best powder I have ever used!!I was skeptical at first, it was my first purchase from this brand, but after seeing it demonstrated on the shopping network in Australia, I decided to give it a go, hoping it would look as good as on TV.With this powder my skin looks flawless! I use it over a CC cream for everyday use, and over my high end foundations when I'm going out. It's amazing!! And it lasts all day! I have spent the last month tracking down someone that ships to Australia because I want more ASAP! When I finally did, I bought 6! I love that's its in a compact too, makes it easy for travelling and carrying in your handbag for touch ups.
on 9/24/2014 12:19:00 AM
More reviews by lushlife505
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Decent shades, but this made me even more shiny. I love powder foundations and thought this one may finally be a good match for my skin type. The shades were pretty good but I have come to find that ALL minerals make my face even oilier. Doesn't matter what brand it is. They all seem to make me more shiny then I already am...Hate it. I do think this would be a good foundation for people who do not have very oily skin like mine.
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